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What is the difference between Sarcoma and Carcinoma?

Asked by Marlon , Last updated: Jul 27, 2020

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D. Smith

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D. Smith, Musician, MA, Nottingham

Answered Jul 09, 2020

You may have heard about sarcoma and carcinoma, but you do not know exactly what they are or what their differences are. When you say carcinoma, this usually forms in the skin. This may also form in the tissues of the body’s internal organs.

When you say sarcoma, this is the type of growth that may form in the different connective tissue cells of the body. This means that it can form in the fat, deep skin tissues, cartilage, muscles, bones, and so much more.

It is important that you would get yourself checked for these types of growth so that they can be detected early and removed from the body.

 

F. Ray

F. Ray, Student, Kansas City

Answered Jul 08, 2020

Sarcoma and Carcinoma are types of cancer; they belong to the “oma” family, which means tumors. However, they are different in all ways. Carcinoma cancer is common, while sarcoma is rare. Sarcoma cancer develops in the mesenchymal cells, where the bone and soft tissues of the body.

Examples: blood vessels, tendons, and muscles, while the Carcinomas cancer develops in the epithelial cells, which cover the internal organs and outer surface of the skin such as the skin and mucous membranes.

The most common type of carcinoma cancers includes Adenocarcinoma, which affects organs that produce fluids such as breasts or prostate, Basal cell carcinoma: this affects the foundation of the outer skin layer.
Squamous cell carcinoma: this affects cells above the basal cells in the skin and the Transitional cell carcinoma. This affects transitional cells such as bladder, kidney, and ureter. The common ones include Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma this affects the soft tissues and bones, Leiomyosarcoma this affects the blood cells, Osteosarcoma involves the bone cells, and Liposarcoma affects the fat cells.

 

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